Young Vercingetorix came of age in 60 B.C., as soldiers of the Roman Empire ran roughshod over Gaul and his father was captured and executed by Romans. A wise and philosophical druid, Guttuart, tells the angry Vercingetorix that he should seek justice by winning freedom for Gaul from the Romans. As an adult, Vercingetorix becomes a brave and insightful warrior, and at first joins forces with the charismatic Julius Caesar. But in time Vercingetorix is betrayed by the great leader, and soon he raises an army of his own to defeat Caesar and bring Guttuart's prophesy to life. Written by
His people made him a leader. The empire made him a renegade. History made him a hero.
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24 January 2001 (France)
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Gross: ESP 156,110,787
(29 June 2001)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Filmed both in English and French language See more
As the kids (young Vercingetorix and Epona) walk past the table being prepared for the feast, we see a shot of the people standing around the table. The kids change directions and begin to run instead. The camera then changes to a different angle and suddenly everybody around the table has changed positions, even though the kids just started running from the spot where they were just walking. (some people are on opposite sides now, some appear out of nowhere) This is supposed to be one continuous shot but it is clear to see that this scene was filmed at different times and edited together as one. See more
You accuse me of treason? Then kill me. Yes, I betrayed Gaul. Yes, I was a coward. Your anger is my anger, at myself. Because I made one mistake: I listened to you. The city had to burn, and would I had done it, the inhabitants would still be alive and the troops of Ceasar famished. But Ceasar made a worse mistake when he ordered the slaughter, which horrifies and revolts my heart, and yours, and the hearts of all Gaul. Now, if you think you've done me a favor by giving me this command, and if ...
Le rêve d'un homme
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